Posted on May 7, 2020
Disability is a spectrum we all experience at some point in varying degrees. We have all been sick and will get sick, and our physical and cognitive experience will change as we age. Accidents, illnesses, and impairments are a fundamental part of the human condition, as true as being born, needing breath, nourishment and love.
Posted on May 1, 2020
Is there anyone else out there who loves a big, thick, old-fashioned novel that is written with such sparkle and fluidity that you dive right in and only come up for air at three am when your vision shuts down and your bed has become a raft on the ocean of that new world? A.S. Byatt’s Possession is one such book for me.
Posted on April 24, 2020
This New York Times bestseller is an utterly fascinating look at the field of neuroscience, which is in the midst of a radical shift.
Posted on April 16, 2020
Congratulations to all the Fiddlehead authors and friends whose work has been shortlisted for 2020 Alberta Literary Awards and the Robert Kroetsch City of Edmonton Book Prize, both administered by the Writers’ Guild of Alberta to recognize the best literary works created or published in 2019 by Alberta and Edmonton authors.
Posted on April 1, 2020
I just finished Robin Wall Kimmerer's Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants. It's a stunning gift of a book—eloquent, elegiac, hopeful. A book about how our relationship with the land and its gifts has changed, and how it might be repaired. A book for everyone.
Posted on March 30, 2020
Fredericton (NB) March 26, 2020 - The Fiddlehead and the Writers' Federation of New Brunswick have announced the shortlisted titles for the fifth annual New Brunswick Book Awards. The program celebrates books published in the 2019 calendar year and in three categories: poetry, fiction and nonfiction. The competition is open to traditionally published and self-published authors. The awards presentation ceremony, originally planned for May 23 in Fredericton, has been postponed due to COVID-19.
Posted on March 25, 2020
Joelle Tymchuk shares her visceral response to reading Christina Dalcher’s Vox. Tymchuk’s story “Last Born” appeared in The Fiddlehead no. 280 (Summer 2019).
Posted on December 17, 2019
Chris Benjamin discusses the impact of reading Isabelle Knockwood's Out of the Depths: The Experiences of Mi’kmaw Children at the Indian Residential School at Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia. Chris Benjamin's story "Arsonists" appeared in The Fiddlehead no. 279 (Spring 2019).
Posted on November 13, 2019
Madeline Sonik discusses feminism and her love for horror/mystery writer Shirley Jackson. Madeline Sonik's creative nonfiction essay "Char" appears in The Fiddlehead no.281 (Autumn 2019).
Posted on November 6, 2019
Síle Englert recommends reading The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. Síle Englert's poetry appeared in The Fiddlehead no. 279 (Spring 2019).